Key Stage 4 English Language
In Key Stage 4 English Language we deliver a one year course in year 10 and again in year 11, to give all students the opportunity to gain the necessary breadth of skills to tackle the Language exams. This will prepare them either for their return to mainstream education within Key Stage 4 or to take the Eduqas English Language GCSE through BHES at the end of year 11.
Students who find the GCSE too challenging have the opportunity instead to take OCR Entry Level to GCSE, to equip them for entry into post 16 education.
Here is the link for the GCSE English Language specification:
GCSE English Language Specification
GCSE English Language Past Papers
You may wish to support your child by purchasing a supporting text guide for their independent study of EDUQAS GCSE English Language.
Recommended study/revision guide
Key Stage 4 English Literature
This is a two year course across Key Stage 4. All students will experience the set texts, but not all students will be taking the final Eduqas English Literature GCSE.
Here is the link for the GCSE English Literature specification:
GCSE English Literature Specification
GCSE English Literature Past Papers
Set texts studied in KS4 in BHES are:
‘An Inspector Calls’ by J B Priestley
‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens
‘Romeo and Juliet’ by William Shakespeare
Poetry Anthology (specific to Eduqas exam board)
For unseen poetry
BBC bitesize is also a valuable resource for both Language and Literature